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    Equilateral Triangle

    A point lies inside an equilateral triangle with sides of length s. Its distances from the 3 sides are x, y, and z. What can you say about x+y+z? Prove your answer.



    I know how to build a diagram for this but I am stuck after that? Any ideas?
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    Is it true that the area of the whole triangle is \displaystyle \frac{xs}{2}+\frac{ys}{2}+\frac{zs}{2}?
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    Yes if we are using an equilateral triangle then this must be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matgrl View Post
    Yes if we are using an equilateral triangle then this must be true.
    Well then what is the answer to the question?
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